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The sledgehammer is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The weapon consists of a long wooden shaft and a metal hammer head.

Special attack

It has a special Mauler attack that does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 10 more Action Points, but also has a chance to knock down enemies (requires a Melee skill of 50).

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It is possible to execute Mauler outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The sledgehammer can successfully strike about 745 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Often carried by State of Utobitha super mutants on Black Mountain.
  • Occasionally carried by Freeside thugs.
  • Members of the Vipers gang sometimes carry them.
  • Most of the Quarry workers in Sloan carry them.
  • Old World Blues (add-on) They can often be found on lobotomites, depending on the player character's level.
  • Can be found on some of the group of troublemakers who attempt to hold up the Vikki and Vance Casino after the quest My Kind of Town is completed.
  • Lonesome Road (add-on) Often used by marked men.
  • It is a common weapon among Fiends.
  • Can be found on the dead Boomers in the Nellis solar array generator room.
  • One can be found at the South end of the emergency service railyard, next to a metal box under the platform.
  • Dead Money Can be found in full condition in the service route.


This weapon is affected by the Heavyweight perk.